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Garrett Hardin Quotes and Sayings

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No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
- Garrett Hardin

Related topics: Environmental

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

In a finite world this means that the per capita share
of the world's goods must steadily decrease.
- Garrett Hardin

The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion,
mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected.
- Garrett Hardin

 

You cannot do only one thing.
- Garrett Hardin

But it is no good using the tongs of reason to pull
the Fundamentalists' chestnuts out of the fire of contradiction.
Their real troubles lie elsewhere.
- Garrett Hardin

Continuity is at the heart of conservatism:
ecology serves that heart.
- Garrett Hardin

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The optimum population is, then, less than the maximum.
- Garrett Hardin

Of course, a positive growth rate might be taken as
evidence that a population is below its optimum.
- Garrett Hardin

Using the commons as a cesspool does not harm the general
public under frontier conditions,
because there is no public, the same behavior in a
metropolis is unbearable.
- Garrett Hardin

Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.
- Garrett Hardin

An attack on values is inevitably seen as an act of subversion.
- Garrett Hardin

The social arrangements that produce responsibility
are arrangements that create coercion,
of some sort.
- Garrett Hardin

A coldly rationalist individualist can deny that he
has any obligation to make sacrifices for the future.
- Garrett Hardin

However, I think the major opposition to ecology has
deeper roots than mere economics;
ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental
that they must be called religious.
- Garrett Hardin

Indeed, our particular concept of private property,
which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth,
favors pollution.
- Garrett Hardin

To say that we mutually agree to coercion is not to
say that we are required to enjoy it,
or even to pretend we enjoy it.
- Garrett Hardin

It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding
of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience.
- Garrett Hardin

Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing,
but the inexorable succession of generations requires
that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.
- Garrett Hardin

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been
understood for a long time,
perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention
of private property in real estate.
- Garrett Hardin

A finite world can support only a finite population;
therefore,
population growth must eventually equal zero.
- Garrett Hardin

The rational man finds that his share of the cost of
the wastes he discharges into the commons is less than
the cost of purifying his wastes before releasing them.
- Garrett Hardin

Incommensurables cannot be compared.
- Garrett Hardin

But as population became denser, the natural chemical
and biological recycling processes became overloaded,
calling for a redefinition of property rights.
- Garrett Hardin

Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush,
each pursuing his own best interest in a society that
believes in the freedom of the commons.
- Garrett Hardin

Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from
ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce;
it is hardly surprising that the financial and political
power created by these investments should be used sometimes
to suppress environmental impact studies.
- Garrett Hardin

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes
the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society.
It follows that any choice and decision with regard
to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself,
and cannot be made by anyone else.
- Garrett Hardin

Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family,
the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality.
Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible,
what can we trust?
- Garrett Hardin

A technical solution may be defined as one that requires
a change only in the techniques of the natural sciences,
demanding little or nothing in the way of change in
human values or ideas of morality.
- Garrett Hardin

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No pain, no gain.
- Anonymous

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung


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